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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> My name is Stephanie. I am 32 yrs old and have been married to the love of my life Ryan for almost 7 yrs. We have been TTC since 12/00 and have had 1 PG but lost it for unknown reasons. I have always had really rough periods, very painful. But I had no idea it would be so hard for us to get pregnant. I thought I had a Dr I trusted but after a huge mess up and a potentially damaging incident I left her office and searched for a new Dr. You see, she got pregnant herself and it seemed that she cared only for her own pregnancy and not one bit for her patients. After our m/c she put me on clomid thinking to kick start things and told me to call when I got my period and she would bump up the dose to the next level. Well eventually I got up to 200 mg of clomid (and anyone who has taken clomid knows that's practically psychotic levels. Between the headaches, mood swings and hot flashes I didnt know if I was coming or going!). So I called in for my next dosage and the Dr who took over my case for her while she was on leave answered the phone. She asked me if I had scheduled an u/s. I said "No, should I have?" She told me that I should have been having monthly u/s's and monitoring. I was floored and a bit upset and I told her that I was not aware of that. So she scheduled me for an ultrasound and we found out that clomid wasnt working at all. I was lucky that I didnt blow out my ovaries with OHSS. So needless to say, I didnt go back to that Dr's office. I was so upset and disillusioned with Dr's that I didnt go to one for a while. Finally I decided that wasnt wise so I looked for a new Dr and I found my current Dr and I LOVE HIM! He is so wonderful. He is understanding, he sits and listens to me. He was appalled I was on so much clomid with no monitoring. The first thing he did was to have me checked out to make sure there were no lasting issues from that .. happy to say it was all OK. He sat and listened to me and asked questions and he came up with a game plan. He suspected that I had endo. So we talked about it and decided to set up a laparoscopy. Between then my periods were getting progressively worse and more painful, he had to prescribe me hydrocodone for the pain!! I had the lap done on May 8th (the one yr anniversary of my dad's death as well!) and what he told me later made me upset. He said that I have severe endo. I had it all over: up the walls of my pelvis, heavily behind my uterus and in a pocket by the rectum, on my bladder and adhered to a piece of my intestine that should have been in my upper abdomen but was stuck in my lower abdomen. He said he'd never seen it stuck to the intestine like that. So here I am in my 2ww in my 1st natural cycle after my surgery. He is optimistic that we can do it on our own in 3 months but if not, we need to get aggressive because of the severity of my endo. If we cant get PG in 3 months we have to move onto injectables and then onto IUI. Thank you for listening to my story. I hope to be active in this community and be welcomed. Its nice to know there is somewhere to go when you need a shoulder to cry on, advice when you have a question or just somewhere to go where people understand you cuz they are just like you and have the same problems you do! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thanks.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thanks"> and tons of <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> to everyone!<br><br>
Stephanie
 

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Welcome, Stephanie. I hope your stay here is short! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: It sounds like you've been through so much with your previous care provider. I'm sorry you had to waste so much time, energy, and hope on someone who wasn't fully invested in your care program. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> My dr's rn caught a similar mistake while I was taking clomid, but I'd only taken it for 3 cycles by that point. Still, it was heartbreaking. Good luck with your next 3 cycles!
 

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Welcome! So sorry you had to go through all of that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It is just not fair.<br><br>
Hope you have luck very soon!
 
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